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Snowbird of Paradise

An Albertan who spends winters in California.

A Blooming Nuisance

I am getting ready to leave San Jose again until the next time, so I took several pictures of my favorite plant.  I originally planted this Strelizia in a pot on my patio back in 2010. Coincidentally, that is the same year I started this blog and the […]

Cornu aspersum!

Cornu aspersum!  No, I am not casting a Harry Potter-type spell. That is the Latin name for garden snails and right now there are lots of them on my patio wall. They are trying to escape from drowning in the soil of the planter by inching their way […]